Every Three Seconds

| June 26, 2021

Canadian Artillery in Action Canadian war artist Kenneth Forbes was all to familiar with service on the Western Front. Born in Toronto, Canada Forbes, prior to the Great War, studied art in the United Kingdom and had twelve of his portraits exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, England. In 1914 Forbes joined the British Army’s […]

The CEF Comes Home

| March 11, 2017

The Transports that brought them Today while sauntering through countless images I happened upon this painting that I have always enjoyed for its subject matter and vibrant colours and interrupting angles. Arthur Lismer was an official Canadian war artist and I can only imagine what Lismer thought when encountering the abstract lines of the Olympic […]

“Capture of the Sugar Refinery” by Fortunino Matania

| September 15, 2016

Authenticity, Accuracy in the Depiction of the Great War Today we reflect upon an event of a 100 years ago when the Canadian Expeditionary took part in its first major action of the Somme campaign during the Battle of Flers-Courclette. The Capture of the Sugar Refinery, September 15, 1916, was interpreted by Italian war artist Fortunino […]

James Prinsep Beadle – War Artist

| March 11, 2015

Battle of Neuve Chapelle (10 – 13 March 1915) J.P. Beadle was an English painter who was interested in historical and military subject matters. His interests included the Peninsular War (1807 – 1814), the Boer War (1899 – 1902) and the Great War (1914 – 1918). Beadle’s painting of the opening day of the Battle […]